Shoutouts — Nov. 6

Acquisition seminar planned The National Contract Management Association High Plains Chapter will be hosting an acquisition education seminar, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Clovis Community College. Contact Maria Jane Sipin at 646-210-2547.

Police searching for missing Portales woman

Freedom New Mexico Maria Galvan, 63, of Portales has been missing since Saturday afternoon. “She was homebound with health issues and ended up leaving the home,” said Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Galvan left her residence, 1018 N. Ave. A, on foot in an unknown direction Saturday. Berry said a family member reported her […]

Birthdays — Oct. 3

Macias Gus Macias of Clovis celebrated his 18th birthday 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2010, at 921 Adams Rd. He was born Sept. 27, 1992, in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by his family. He has one daughter. His family, especially his daughter, Lisa Maria Macias, would like to wish him a very happy birthday. We […]

Business feature: Furniture store ending 33-year run

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Don Krauss, owner of Clovis Furniture Center, walks down the aisle of the store Monday. Krauss is having an retirement sale after 33 years as owner of the store. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Maria Flores didn’t think she’d be employed long at Clovis Furniture when she first started […]

Funerals not always sad occasion

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I told my sister Maria recently, “You missed a good funeral,” and she looked at me like I was nuts. “No, I mean it,” I explained. “It was a good funeral, getting to meet and visit with Dad’s side of the family.” It’s something we rarely got to do while […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Hobbs blanks Lady Cats

CNJ staff HOBBS — Goals by Maria Lopez and Kathy Hiser lifted the Hobbs Lady Eagles past Clovis High 2-0 on Saturday in a District 4-5A girls soccer match. CHS coach Shane Leatherwood said it was a competitive match and the Lady Wildcats (4-8-2, 0-1 district) didn’t play badly. “I think we played well on […]

Slaying victim’s family visits site

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson David and Maria Beardmore view a cross they placed Thursday to mark the location where the body of their daughter, Laura McNaughton, was found by hunters in December. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer On the edge of a desolate, wind-whipped field stands a small homemade cross wrapped in a […]

Garrola, Manuel

Manuel Torres Garrola, 26, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 outside of Portales. Mr. Torres was born April 9, 1980 in Cevallos, Mexico to Mañuela and Manuel Torres Valenzuela. Mr. Torres lived in Mexico until about 10 years ago when he moved to Portales. During that time he worked at several local dairies. He was known […]

Taylor, Cecil

Cecil Taylor, 76, of Lubbock, and formerly of Portales, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Hale Center, Texas, to Stella Ann and Amzy H. Taylor, he grew up on the family farm in Dimmitt, Texas. Following high school graduation, he was drafted into the Army to […]

Naturalization complicated for many immigrants

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Carolina Lopez helps out a customer at the Carneceria Chihuahua restaurant in Portales. Lopez’ parents came to the United States illegally but are now permanent U.S. residents. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Parra) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Growing up, Maria Valenzuela lived in a crowded adobe house with her family in Michoacan, Mexico. They shared […]